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Salman Rushdie [Pdf or Kindle ePUB] The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey

  • Paperback
  • 160
  • The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 04 January 2019
  • 9780312422783

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The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey Summary â 104 Into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were poets; a land of difficult often beautiful contradictions His perceptions always heightened by his. A slim little book about Salman Rushdie visiting Nicaragua 7 years after the revolution I m a sucker for writers who are trying to be skeptical about a revolution but sort of fall for it anyway Recommended reading if you ve forgotten how awful the US backed Contras were

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The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey Summary â 104 Special sensitivity to “the views from underneath” Rushdie reveals a land resounding with the clashes between history and morality government and individuals. I discovered this in the Latin America section in Stanfords uite unaware that Salman Rushdie had written it and central America was somewhere I have always wanted to travel aroundRusdie s trip of three weeks was made at the invitation of the Sandinista Association of Cultural workers and he was there at the seven year anniversary of the Sandinista s rise to power While there he conversed with the President Daniel Ortega ministers most of whom are poets the owner of the recently closed La Prensa newspaper aid workers and a midwife and her cowNicaragua which Rushdie clearly falls in love with is portrayed very much as the little guy standing up to the big un The US under Reagan as the revolutionary government is besieged by the Contra and it s backers It s a

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The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey Summary â 104 Salman Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986 harboring no preconceptions of what he might find What he discovered was overwhelming a culture of heroes who had turned. I loved the breadth and brilliance of Rushdie s Midnight s Children admired his clever biting and sly portrait of Benazir Bhutto the Virgin Ironpants in Shame was confused with the immature ramblings of Grimus bored with the Satanic Verses but to some extent sympathised with the author s viewpoint in The Jaguar Smile One of many anti American or at least pro socialist books that seeks to cast doubt on US involvement on foreign soil in the name of political freedom and the expansion of market this one is also somewhat of a travelogue and occasionally entertaining As in almost all Rushdie books the reader is assumed to be well read and to be able to catch all the literary allusions which so amuse the author himself just as they did his hero James Joyce If you are a